There is an ongoing race war happening in our country. The crazy thing about it though is that it is almost entirely one-sided.
The left is accusing the right of being racist every opportunity they get in order to try and garner support and cling to what support is left from minorities.
Their ability to gaslight is effective, I'll give them that. But it's not going to last forever and people are growing tired of it, even Democrats.
In fact, the mayor of Dallas, Texas, Mayor Eric Johnson called out his own party for being a party of racism. He recently said that racism within the Democrat party is an "800 lb. gorilla in the room".
“If this is in fact the case then shame on the Democratic primary voters who are incapable of voting for women and minority candidates if presented with a white male alternative. But for white male candidates to stop running as Democrats to “give us a chance” feels wrong to me.
The problem is NOT white men running for office. The problem is the 800 lb gorilla in the room, which is the racism within the Democratic Party that many pretend doesn’t exist. So the solution isn’t folks like Dowd “yielding” to candidates of color. It’s addressing the racism.”
I’m confused and a little disturbed by the reasoning here. Campaigns are precisely for the purpose of selecting the BEST candidate. It seems my friend is saying that Democratic primary voters are incapable of nominating women and minorities if there is a white man on the ballot? https://t.co/9yiTJLFURw
— Mayor Eric Johnson (@Johnson4Dallas) December 8, 2021
According to the Texas Tribune,
For decades, Texas Democrats have banked on the growth of voters of color, particularly Black and Latino voters, as the key to their eventual success in a state long dominated by Republicans.
But with less than a month left for candidates to file for statewide office in the 2022 elections, some in the party worry Democrats could see their appeal with those constituencies threatened by a Republican Party that is rapidly diversifying its own candidate pool.
The GOP slate for statewide office includes two high-profile Latinos: Land Commissioner George P. Bush and former Texas Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman, who are both running for attorney general. It also includes two Black candidates who have previously held state or federal office: former Florida congressman Allen West and state Rep. James White, who are running for governor and agriculture commissioner, respectively.
By contrast, the Democrats’ most formidable candidates are white — Beto O’Rourke, who is running for governor, and Mike Collier, Matthew Dowd and Michelle Beckley, who are running for lieutenant governor.